Sustainable Living – Resources

Are you new to the Tri-Cities, or new to the idea of living sustainably? Then here is a great place to start for discovering what is available in our community: from a more healthful life through farm fresh food and outdoor recreation, to reducing your carbon footprint, educating our children, and conserving resources.


Farmers Markets, Produce Stands

Gardening, Native Plants and Community Gardens


  • Electric Vehicles Charging Stations – Find the latest info at Plugshare.
  • Mid Columbia Electric Vehicle Association (Facebook Page)
  • EVITA an industry collaboration comprised of Energy NW, Benton and Franklin PUD, and others.
  • Solar Washington is the nonprofit organization connecting you with “all things solar” in Washington.

Energy conservation

Tips: Benton PUD or the City of Richland: Home Energy Tune-up and Online Audit; Renewable energy and Net Metering, and more.

Air Quality

Department of Ecology air quality map. Sign up for air quality alerts.

Outdoor activities

See the Tri-Cities Guide for: Bicycling, hiking, running, camping, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, native plant identification & wildlife viewing, city parks and recreation Departments

Green Building

When buying or building a home: Built Green® Tri-Cities Program

Nature Education and Conservation Organizations